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Couldn’t Let It Pass

by Courtney on December 12, 2012

Can you even believe that I wrote up all of this morning’s post without even acknowledging the fact that today is 12/12/12?!? I mean, I’m sure you’ve already heard it about 12,120 times today (bahaha) but you guys know how I am with numbers so I couldn’t let it pass by without giving it a shout out.

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So today has been a pretty busy one; I was out the door fairly early for a dentist appointment (no cavities, woop!), which was followed up with a couple errands, and then some work back here at home.

Before leaving the house this morning, I put together a little breakfast of champions

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Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Kellogg’s Smart Start (actually from the container I had leftover from when I visited Reebok last month – random, right?), banana slices, chia seeds (<—FYI: if you use my coupon code SAZ564 at iHerb.com, you can get the whole bag for less than $5!), and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Fast-forward a few hours (and an unphotographed mid-morning banana) later, and it was lunch time.

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I was feeling totally indecisive but then I happened to spot the last piece of leftover chicken in the fridge and decided to use it up.

So I made a chicken, provolone, and spinach sandwich on whole wheat bread…

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…and it totally knocked my socks off.

Shortly after lunch I also managed to get in some extra reps for my Closeout Workout Challenge (100 of them, to be exact!) and even tried out my new Reebok top.

(No, I didn’t work out in the jeans, juuuuust in case you were wondering.)

Hey, how’d Reebok know my favorite color is purple? I’m really loooooving the top! I wasn’t totally sure about it upon taking it out of the box (it just looked sort of plain) but I really like it on. Super comfy, nice stretchy fabric, and well, it’s purple. Winking smile

It’s not up on the Reebok site yet, but I believe it will be later this month, so be on the lookout!

How’s everyone’s Wednesday going so far?? Doing anything fun today?

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1 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

What kind/flavor of Quaker Oatmeal Squares do you like best (i.e. brown sugar, cinnamon, etc)? I see them all over but haven’t tried them yet… And then whenever I think about trying them, I can’t decide which kind I want so I just give up and move on.
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2 Courtney December 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I used to only get the blue box (brown sugar, I think?) but am now eating the honey nut and they are just as good! Love ‘em both :)

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3 lisa fine December 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Hehe. I already forgot to make a wish at 12:12. Ah, well.

I’m doing alright. I was really excited to make a chocolate beet cake, but ended up burning the pan (and the beets) that the beets were steaming in. Oh well. Going to make a savory bread pudding with spinach and cheese instead.
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4 Kaylie @happy Kaylie place December 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I love fun things like 12/12/12!!! I am really sad that this is the last fun day like this probably in our lifetime… Unless we live until we are 200. ;)
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5 Danielle December 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I’ve never tried chia seeds but I’ve seen them all over health/fitness blogs. What all do you put them on besides cereal and breakfast items?
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6 Courtney December 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Mostly just breakfast items for me, although I have sprinkled them in salads before. I know many other people like to use them to make chia pudding and other jellies, but I’ve never attempted that…yet. ;)

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7 Rochelle December 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Sorry to butt in, but what are the benefits that you’ve seen from chia seeds? I heard that they are poison when broken open, similar to apple seeds, containing aresnic. I used to toss them into my smoothies, but then when I heard that, I stopped. Have you heard anything more definite?

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8 Courtney December 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I’ve honestly never heard anything like that about chia seeds. I just tend to use them for their nutritional benefits (omega-3’s, etc.)

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9 Rochelle December 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Okay, thanks! After posting my question, I started googling it and can’t seem to find anything like that anymore. Hmmm. I guess it’s time to incorporate those back into my smoothies, eh? ;-) If I’m able to find it again, though, I will be sure to share the info with ya.

10 Fizz December 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Happy Wednesday to you! Hooray for no cavities. I am always so relieved to come out of the dentist without having to have scheduled another appointment right away! Yay for you!
My Wednesday is so far so good. I signed up for my first ever half marathon today! Eeeek!
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11 Courtney December 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Congrats!!!

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12 Angela @ Health's Angel December 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Your breakfast makes me want to run out and buy a box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares…immediately. Though I’d probably finish them off in a day! I can’t be trusted around cereal… :)
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13 Brooke @ Running In Heels December 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

That shirt is so cute! Love reeboks graphic tees!

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14 Sarah December 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

12/12/12 blew up my facebook notifications this morning. Love the shirt :)
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15 Sami December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

such a cute fitness t! :)

ps, i nominated you for the liebster award!

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16 Lisa December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I was pretty excited when I found out it was 12/12/12. Such a special day, especially since there won’t be another one!! I’m number obsessed too. That’s a cute shirt, I like the purple color!
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17 Trudy December 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Ah! I knew you’d mention 12/12/12! I’m even doing a giveaway for it :D

Yay for no cavities!
And love the purple shirt ;)
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18 Natalie @ Free Range Human December 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Love the shirt!

Every year the high school I work at takes the kids to see a movie in town so I got to do that today! It was actually really fun :)
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19 Renee December 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I like that shirt!

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20 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete December 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

WOW. I must live under a rock – this week has been crazy so far, so I don’t’ have a real concept of time and totally spaced out about 12/12/12!
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21 Michelle@Peachy Palate December 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Loving purple at the moment too! Cute top, good call on the sambo; you can have a big ole spoonful of something sweet and sugary now that you got a glowing report from the dentist! :)
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22 Kerry @ Totes My Oats December 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Love the shirt!

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23 Brittany Peters December 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

lol my math class planned to shout when it turned 12:12. When we did, we heard the rest of the school doing the same. It was really cool!
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24 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I LOVE and maybe NEED that tshirt! ;)

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25 Kristen @ notsodomesticated December 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Nothing fun today … but I’m just counting down the days until Christmas break! ;) Only 5 more work days until I have a glorious 2 weeks off!
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26 Annette@FitnessPerks December 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I made a wish at 11:11 today 12/12/12 <–I thought it was pretty awesome :)

Day has been pretty good-nothing too major crazy. Which is probably a good thing b/c the last 2 weeks were nutso.
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27 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake December 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Yay, purple is my favorite color too!
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28 Luvena Cervantes December 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Purple is my FAV too!!! WOndering which Chia seed on iherb is the one to use coupon code for? Thank you for that coupon BTW!! LOVE Chia seed!

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29 Lauren December 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Your cereal bowls are reminding me that I haven’t had a good bowl of cereal in weeks! I’ve been so into oats that I almost forgot how much I love a bowl of mixed cereals. What is wrong with me? :)
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30 Angela @ Beauty in Strength December 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Love the new Reebok top!

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31 Katy December 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I caved and dove into my Christmas cookies. :-x
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32 Lyric December 13, 2012 at 1:19 am

What type of bread do you use? I have been looking for a good whole wheat.
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33 Courtney December 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’m not loyal to any particular brand…I have a few that I go back and forth with, and usually go with whatever is on sale. :)
I think this particular loaf is somewhat of a local brand, Freihofer’s.

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34 Khushboo December 13, 2012 at 4:22 am

I’m such a numbers person too- got a kick out of 12:12 PM on 12/12/12! My Wednesday involved mulled wine….first time trying it and I loved it- it’s like wine tastes like chai!
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35 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian December 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

The day kind of flew by for me (studying for finals) so I didn’t even realize I was 12/12/12!
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36 Bek @ Crave December 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I swear facebook went crazy with those 12/12/12 statuses!
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